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large moth
Location: NE CT
May 26, 2011 6:02 am
My wife found this in the garage last night. Appx 4 inches wide and 4 inches long.
Signature: Kim & Tom

Luna Moth

Dear Kim & Tom,
Thanks for reporting that Luna Moth sightings have reached more northern states.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Connecticut

11 Responses to Luna Moth in Connecticut

  1. jack4054 says:

    I work at a park in east bridgewater mass i have 2 of these moths on the building

  2. Mike says:

    Found one of these outside work last night in central CT. Beautiful bug.

  3. Mary Eliza says:

    I went out to put the film in my trailcam at 10 pm on 1 June and one of these, or something shaped like it, but white, with a long swallowtail, swooped around my flashlight. It wad bigger than my hand. Was it a luna moth?

    • bugman says:

      That sounds like a very strong possibility. No other North American creature looks remotely like a Luna Moth.

  4. Aaron says:

    I took pictures of a Luna Moth on my white door frame this morning.
    It is a beautiful moth. Sad it will only live a week.

  5. Joe says:

    We had this beautiful huge light green moth fluttering outside our deck glass doors tonight at 11:30 pm and it kept trying to go towards a lamp inside the house. That was the coolest moth we’ve ever seen. It made the small moths on the window look like ants compared to its size. I really hope he comes back to visit. What an interesting insect! East Hartland CT

    • Joe says:

      It had the wings similar to an angel and so far has not returned. I think a bat may have spotted it fluttering as we do have bats near my deck.😔

  6. Marilynn says:

    Had a huge luna moth on my back deck this morning. I am in Lisbon CT. The wingspan had to be well over 4”. Is this native to the area?

  7. Barbara says:

    Found one on my evergreen early am. It stayed there to almost 4:30p
    I took pictures it was so pretty
    Madison Ct.

  8. Gary says:

    Hi I found a Luna moth caterpillar last night walking on the sidewalk I have photographs not sure how to load him what a beautiful insect!

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